Benefits of Developing Web Applications with DocuVieware

For more than ten years, ORPALIS has been a technological pioneer in the market of image and document processing by providing powerful tools for effortless integration of document management components into software applications.

GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK and DocuVieware HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit have been widely used to improve overall efficiency of organizations and their business processes. Integrating components into an application means reducing costs, risks, and delays related to software development, and helps to meet a better return on investment of the associated projects.

DocuVieware is a powerful SDK based on cutting-edge technologies, which offers a set of tools to be embedded into dynamic web based applications. The final user is able to manipulate and interact with documents and images directly online.

Considering integrating document management components is important for modern web application development, on different aspects and levels.

Of course, environmental issues push toward a drastic reduction of paper usage, and more and more documents become available online. While companies are working even harder to keep operational costs down, they realized that transformation to digital document formats can help to save extensive resources, thus optimizing their business processes.

Meanwhile, new devices and therefore new platforms are constantly emerging and companies have to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. Microsoft has published many articles about the bring your own device trend: for the last five years, Microsoft has noticed that many employees prefer to work on their own devices. This implies a constant and necessary adaptation to the wide variety of platforms available on the market. Many companies, including small and medium-sized businesses, are accustomed to working this way.

Finally, the rise of cloud computing means more online interaction, often through browsers, with a tendency for companies to move to a zero IT infrastructure footprint.

Users not only wish to have a constant access to their documents from any device but more importantly they like to process directly online those digital documents and images as they used to do with paper ones.

The main issue is that the regular browsers support limited document viewing. To view and process PDF and other documents format files, users have to install client side applications. For instance, for PDF we use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which is only designed to view PDF but no other document format. Besides, it offers limited support for mobile platforms.

DocuVieware solves both problems: all modern browser are supported, including the mobile platforms. More than 100 document formats can be processed, so there is no need for installing other components dedicated to specific formats.

The size of image and documents files is often large, and many compression formats have been developed to facilitate file sharing and storage. It can be very time-consuming to find and install relevant applications for each and every device. Viewing and processing documents directly in the browser prevents the installation of additional software and saves memory space, much-needed when it comes to mobile devices.

DocuVieware is the most complete viewing and document management toolkit available on the market for the web with features such as: interactive document viewing, annotation management, file conversion, document edition, Optical Character Recognition, and many more. In our next article, we will learn more about the integration of DocuVieware into applications based on different web technologies using web services.

DocuVieware can be downloaded and tested free of charge here.

Cheers,
Dmitry